Kamehameha Scholars

Kamehameha Scholars is a year-round supplementary educational enrichment program with a focus on college and career guidance.

The mission of the Kamehameha Scholars program is to support Native Hawaiian students in achieving a higher education degree, entering the career of their choosing and cultivating their ability to be servant leaders.

Through active participation in the program, students have the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills to assist them throughout their high school careers and beyond
  • Increase awareness and commitment to lifelong service to their communities
  • Explore, match and take action on post-high plans
  • Gain skills needed for effectively competing in the 21st century
  • Earn a Merit Scholarship

Through enrollment in the Kamehameha Scholars program, our scholars have the opportunity to gain skills that will help them be successful in high school, college, and beyond; they will be able to effectively plan and implement their plans for life after high school; they will be offered real-world experiences while learning more about college and careers; and they will make friendships that will last a lifetime.

When to apply: Applications will be available for download beginning March 1 at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. Students enrolling in high school in the fall and residing on the islands of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, or Maui are invited to apply.

For more information, or to have an application mailed to you, please call the Admissions Office at 808-842-8800 or toll free at 800-842-4682 ext. 8800. The application deadline is March 31.

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